Wednesday, August 7, 2013

A finished treasure box!

First, I scanned in a few wonderful, old photos for you ~
I love the little lamb in this first one!

I finally finished the treasure box I was working on!!

A few of you asked about my painting technique
and it really isn't anything special.

The box already had an aged finish with crackling and such.
It just wasn't the color that I wanted SO
I painted on a few coats of antique white craft paint (FolkArt)
then after that was dry,
I painted on a thin coat of watered down dark brown paint
(in sections), then wiped off the excess with a damp cloth.
After that was dry, I used an emery board to sand off a few places
here and there to add to the aged look.
That's it!
Here it is...

I sewed up a little luggage pocket for the lid and added ribbon
on each side to keep the lid from tilting all the way back.
Sheet music lines the inside, then I finished off with beautiful lace,
seam binding and trim...I'm so happy with the finished piece ~
And thankfully, so is my sweet friend who wanted it!

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday precious friends,
hugs and love,


marie said...

This turned out so pretty! I LOVE how you finished the inside Dawn!!

Dorthe said...

How absolutely adorable it became, my dearest Dawn!
Beautiful with your altering and the lace and bows- and so amazing inside with your sweetest luggage pocket, a wonderful idea,sweetie . Your work is alwayes so elegant and perfect,too.
Hope your day will be a happy one !!!
Hugs and love,Dorthe

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

Beautiful, Dawn! The inside is wonderful. Thanks for the photos, too. Have a great day. X0 Sue

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Dawn! Love the pocket you added to the inside.

Theresa said...

Beautiful! Love the music inside:) Have a blessed day dear Dawn, HUGS!

Tinne and Joachim VectoriaDesigns said...

That's just awesome! I really like the shabby chic look of this box. I want a 100 of these...

Vee said...

Very clever, Dawn. It looks like a sweet little jewelry box. Do you know how your friend plans to use it? I'd just look at it, it's so darling.

Lululiz said...

Totally adorable, inside and out! I especially like that sweet little luggage pocket.

Bente said...

Oh, the box is gorgeous. Love the music sheets and the pocket inside.


At Home in English Valley said...

You make it sound so easy, but I know it takes talent and patience to get the results you get! So so pretty my friend.
I especially like the pocket, looks just like a piece of vintage luggage. Another piece of art! Love, Penny

marda said...

How sweet this is, inside and out.
Love the pocket in the creative.

Barbara Jean said...

so sweet.
Love what you did on inside.


Luvcreatincards said...

Hi Dearest Dawn,
It's absolutely adorable. With your amazing attention to detail and choice of gorgeous materials (as always)you have worked your magic turned this little wooden box and into a gorgeous and treasurable keepsake.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

That's just GOR-GE-OUS!
Thanks for the ideas. I've got at least 5 wooden cigar boxes I've wanted to make something with. Great inspiration!

Pat C. said...

My goodness, Dawn, your "treasure box" is a treasure in itself! I love everything about it--the graphic on the lid, the pocket and sheet music inside, and, of course, all your ribbons and other trims that add such a romantic touch.♥ Just perfect.: ) xoxo

WerandRa said...

Thank thee so much for sharing thy lovely treasure box! I've been in love with it ever since I saw it on Pinterest. <3 I have featured it on my blog (with a source link to this page), and I thought you might like to see it there. :)

I hope thou hath a wonderful day; please continue to do wonderful crafts and inspire many!

Queen Werandra

AMY d said...

This turned out beautiful! I would like to know how you attached the pocket after you sewed it up. Did you attach it with fabric glue?


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